Repentance Jiu-jitsu

“The trick is, when somebody accuses you of something, is to believe they really mean it. They really think you are… whatever awful thing they said about you. Look, here’s a golden opportunity to be humble. Take what they have to say, submit to God and resist the Devil. They really see something in you that forms a basis for their accusation. Now is your chance to repent! This could be your only chance to see something you’ve been totally blind about your whole life. ‘Faithful are the wounds of a friend.’ If there is any truth in what they are saying, then they can be your ally against their own will, by helping you repent.”

“Wow. Is that really what you do?”

“Me? No, not since I stopped sinning.”